Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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Youth charity Changemakers has merged into the Foyer Federation to scale-up its youth leadership projects, in what the charities describe as “the logical next step”.
With one survey out last week indicating that more than half of the people taking part in the #icebucketchallenge did not go on to donate, Kirsty Weakley asks whether it's time for charities to cool their enthusiasm for the craze.
The Charity Commission has contacted the trustees of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation after the charity was criticised for using funds to sponsor a women’s professional cycling team.
A Banksy mural has been sold to a private collector for £403,000, raising enough to secure the future of struggling Bristol charity, the Broad Plain Boys’ Club.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
The Royal Institution, the science communication charity, has said it will not have to sell its London headquarters after embarking on a cost-saving and fundraising drive.
The number of people working in charities went up by 25,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to June 2014 with the Charity Commission.
The former chief executive of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association denied defrauding the charity of more than £15,000 on the first day of his trial.